2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSOCL 3016 Social Issues in Aging

This course will introduce sociological frameworks for analyzing aging in the contemporary United States.  We will analyze what it means at the individual and societal levels that people in the U. S. today live relatively long lives, with a significant period of life described as advanced elderly."  Questions the course will focus on include how are aging and aged individuals viewed socially; what are their needs; how are social institutions such as family economy health systems meeting the needs of the elderly and shaping later stages of their lives; what are the policies that exist to support aged Americans what policies do we need to change or implement;  how are various experiences of  aging affected by gender race/ethnicity class




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